where you'll always find a song of love to light up your heart.

Here you'll find a student and a teacher, a listener, a performer, and a musician eager to share his 50+ years of experience in Brazilian Music. In a near future you'll  find a blog where we can trade ideas and information about Brazilian music or even about living in this beautiful musical world where songs and lyrics, be they sad or uplifting, makes you happy.

Excuse me as I transition to a better, more complete site and please come back to visit us as this site will change daily. You may also use the contact page to sign up for our email updates to keep up to date on all the upcoming news.

To book Paulinho and his associates for your event please visit our management site jazzminmusic.com

To purchase Paulinho's music please visit our music store jazzminrecords.com

To learn paulinho's Brazilian music style please visit jazzminschool.com

You can also access these sites by clicking on the drop down menu links under the Hire/Buy/Learn button.

"Thank you for making of Beautiful Love my most successful recording to date"          

To learn more about Beaultiful Love please click on this link or visit our Beautiful Love page above

Paulinho says goodbye to Chicago winter - Chicago Tribune new article



When I was chosen to play a song with Toots Thielemans on the Jazzy Christmas concert in Singapore I felt just like that, "Chosen".
It was one of the greatest moments in my musician career, for once I was in the right place at the right time. Which song will he choose? Would I be able to support the master without stepping on his toes? I did my best. I thank God for giving me the chance to be side by side with the master and to let us borrow him for 94 years, I know that God is happy to receive him back.
Rest In Peace Toots Thielemans (1922 - 2016)

An impromptu performance by Toots and Paulinho at the Jazzy Christmas concert produced by Jeremy Monteiro. Esplanade Hall of Singapore, December 08, 2008. I have never felt so humble, flattered, and grateful to be called on to play alongside a true master.

Beautiful Love Cover 300 

Paulinho's best seller recording realeased special for Valentine's Day.

To purchase please click on CD cover

01. eu sei que vou te amar
02. when I fall in love
03. like someone in love
04. beautiful love
05. if you could see me know
06. with every breath I take
07. boulevard of broken dreams
08. história de un amor
09. i wonder who's kissing her now
10. bluesette
11. That old feeling
12. do you remember me?
13. but beautiful
14. where is love
15. casinha pequenina

A co-production of    LOGO Shrinktunes Media  and   Jazzmin-records-logo 

Paulinho's latest recording

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AQUARELA featuring Paulinho Garcia and friends, is a beautiful collection of traditional children's songs and a fun and effective way for your family to learn and practice Brazilian Portuguese. And don't worry if you don't know Brazilian Portuguese - the album comes with a song book with full English translations you and your children can sing along to.

01. Os escravos de Jó
02. A-E-I-O-U
03. O pato
04. Luar do sertão - Azulão
05. O trenzinho do Caipira
06. Touradas de Madri
07. Se essa rua fosse minha
08. Aquarela
09. Sapo Jururu
10. Roda pião
11. Ciranda cirandinha
12. Meu limão, meu limoeiro
13. João e Maria
14. O cravo brigou com a rosa - Terezinha de Jesus
15. Acalanto - Boi da cara preta
16. Luar do sertão (bonus track)

 O Pato (Paulinho - Silvia Manrique - Heitor Garcia)

On behalf of the Parents’ Choice Awards Committees,
it is my great pleasure to let you know that the following product has been selected as a 2016 Parents' Choice Award winner:

Aquarela – Silver


Established in 1978, Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media. As a Parents’ Choice Award® winner, you’re a member of a very select group. It’s an honor that doesn’t come easily; you should be very proud of your achievement.

Esther Berlanga-Ryan Review: To review an album recorded by Paulinho Garcia is to be invited into an entire Universe of fragility and beauty. I knew this when I received a phone call from Garcia’s publicist a few short weeks ago, letting me know that the artist himself had requested that a copy of his new release was sent to my doorstep, for me to listen to and dissect it as I pleased. I felt both humbled and challenged. How does one find the fair combination of words to describe utter beauty?
to continue reading please click on: Esther Berlanga-Ryan review of Aquarela

You can purchase Aquarela in any of the two sites below

Global Language Project

Paulinho Garcia's Jazzmin Records

Paulinho Cover 2017 QE Layout 7


My new solo CD “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?“ is for your consideration for the 2018 Press Awards, category 12, musicians CD/streaming.

To vote, please, follow the link below, on the 12 category, in alphabetical order, is listed How Do You Keep The Music Playing? Paulinho Garcia, click on the circle before it. If you don’t know anyone in other categories, there’s an option for none of the above.

Thank you!!!!

to vote follow the link - 2018 Press Awards.

to listen to some of the songs on the CD please follow the link - For your consideration

Paulinho's new solo recording 02/2017

A wonderful review by Esther Berlanga-Ryan.

*Besides www.jazzminrecords.com you can also buy this recording at CDBaby

01. How do you keep the music playing? - Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Jean Legrand
02. As rosas não falam - Angenor Cartola
03. Cintura fina - Paulinho Garcia
04. I’ll be calling for Maria - Paulinho Garcia
05. Adeus meus sonhos / Adiós mis sueños - Paulinho Garcia
06. Bolero de satã - Guinga / Paulo Cesar Pinheiro
07. Palpite infeliz - Noel Rosa
08. Feitiço da vila - Noel Rosa
09. Canto de Ossanha - Baden Powell, Vinicius De Moraes
10. Obsesión - Pedro Flores
11. Tristeza/A voz do morro - Nilton de Souza- Haroldo Lobo / Zé Keti
12. Embraceable you - George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
13. Take five - Paul Desmond / Iola and Dave Brubeck
14. There’ll never be another you - Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
15. You are my greatest friend - Paulinho Garcia


by Scott Yanow (08/17)


            For the past year, singer Cathy Segal-Garcia has been booking excellent jazz artists each Saturday night at the Bar Fedora at Au Lac LA (710 W. 1st Street). Recently I had the pleasure of seeing a solo set by vocalist-guitarist Paulinho Garcia. Born and raised in Brazil where he worked as a bassist, Garcia moved to Chicago in 1979, switched to guitar, and began singing. He led Made In Brazil and teamed up with tenor-saxophonist Greg Fishman as a duet called Two For Brazil. In recent times, Garcia moved to Los Angeles.

            At Bar Fedora, Paulinho Garcia performed warm vocals accompanied by his fluent guitar including such songs as “There Will Never Be Another You,” “Bluesette” (mostly taken in 4/4 time), “Blackbird,’ “When I Fall In Love” (including the rarely heard verse),  “Waters Of March,” “O Pato” and many lesser-known but rewarding Brazilian songs. A special highlight was “A Night In Tunisia,” one of many tunes on which he scatted brilliantly. Garcia, whose talking between songs was charming, had no difficult keeping the audience’s attention and he swung throughout his brand of Brazilian jazz. The only suggestion I would make is that he should feature his guitar playing a bit more and take some solos rather than have it always be a stimulating accompaniment to his singing.

            It was a highly enjoyable show. Catch Paulinho Garcia whenever you can. 

Up coming performances


So far, due many travels, I don’t have many chances to play my music in L.A. so, every opportunity is precious, reason why I always try to offer my best concert yet.
Here's my next L.A. performance.
Saturday, February 3rd, I’ll be at Bar Fedora Joined by the wonderful vibraphonist Nick Mancini, I hope you’ll Join Us!

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Paulinho Garcia - guitar and voice                            Nick Mancini - vibraphone 

An evening of Brazilian Jazz featuring songs from Brazil, Jazz and Spanish repertoire at Bar Fedora

February 3rd, 2018
7:30 to 9:00 PM
9:30 to 11:00 PM

AU LAC Plant Based Restaurant at 710 W. 1st street, right behind Disney Hall is home of Bar Fedora,  
a stellar and intimate club venue; "It truly is one of L.A.'s 'Hidden Gems'.

Please Invite your friends!

For Tickets and information: 

Nick Mancini is an exploratory young vibraphonist with two toes dipped in tradition who splashes gentle swing, understatedly bent shoogabooga and exotic undersea layerings of filtered light. Original and good."
– Greg Burk, LA Weekly

Paulinho Garcia
Best Brazilian International Vocalist – 2012 by The Brazilian Press Award         
Chicagoan of the year in jazz – 2010 by The Chicago Tribune
Brazilian person of the year – 2010 by The Brazil Club
Chicago’s best jazz entertainer – 2001 by The Chicago Music Awards 

“Garcia provides constant evidence of his mastery of the art of the Brazilian song. Endlessly inventive with styles, Garcia is an innovative composer with a firmly rooted tradition.” Dave Miele” Jazz Improv magazine, New York

“…Garcia’s voice, an airy baritone, and his languid chords and cleanly plucked lines illuminate the complicated rhythms with the cool clarity of moonlight… ” Neil Tesser” jazz journalist and author of “The Playboy Guide To Jazz 

“Paulinho Garcia phrases with something bordering on genius and plays a wonderful guitar.” Raul Da Gama” World Music Report

We hope to see you there